Item of the DayMolly McAleer

I have been a fan of Tucson, AZ-based artist Sasha Lewis for quite some time, but I have fallen in love with her all over again after seeing “Floral Rhino” , one of the most recently added pieces to her Etsy shop.

Sasha’s ability to highlight the qualities that us animal lovers like the most about a particular species is one of the things that makes her work pop. It also helps that she has no problem incorporating a sense of humor and a fearless use of color into everything she does. I see her stuff and it’s always like, “BAM!”

It hits me on a lot of levels, guys. It makes me have feelings.

These aspects of her paintings are why the walls of my apartment are covered with her work and probably why so many of my guests and blog readers asked me who is responsible for the hilariously perfect images of my dog holding a mask made to look like Jay-Z’s face or the large chested naked woman dawning a bear’s head.

Pretty, silly and a pleasure to be around: Sasha’s art is like the ultimate HelloGiggles girl hanging on your wall.

Image via malted


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  7. Good day! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  8. There is an empty spot on my wall awaiting this painting..

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  11. Girl. Etsy? Website is groovy. My husband found an AWeSoME shop on their that he uses when he needs to get a present for me ;) it’s and she makes beautiful jewelry! I love supporting handmade crafts and small businesses! Go Molly, girl you got style.

  12. This piece is very cool, but I also really like her “Swaggin’” over in her shop!

  13. I’ll be commissioning something. That’s a promise.

  14. Minor Edit… It’s Tucson, AZ.

  15. I LOVE her stuff! And especially love the Wags & Nikki painting, it’s just TOO SUPERB.

  16. Sold. Unfortunately not to me. :(

    • She updates her shop pretty regularly and you can also have pieces commissioned! Don’t count yourself out.

  17. Aww, I want to go hug the rhino but I don’t know if that would be a wise decision. I just checked out her Tumblr (and shop) – everything is adorable. I can’t handle it. ♥

  18. I desperately want to own this painting. I’m actually waiting to hear back from my husband with the ok to make the purchase. This is a phenomenal Item of the Day!